Too often families think of guardianship as an automatic step in the transition process. Instead, help families see how they can preserve their youth's choice and control.
LEARN: Develop your knowledge
Learn about guardianship and its alternatives.
Supported decision making is an alternative to the use of court-based guardianship. Supported decision making recognizes that all people, including older adults and people with disabilities, need at least occasional help to make decisions.
Help families understand alternatives to guardianship.
Use Charting the LifeCourse's supported decision making material to explore areas were youth might need decision making support, plan for what it looks like and how it can happen, and find the needed supports.
The informed choice toolkit provides worksheets, tools, guides and other resources you can use with youth and families. Focus areas include informed choice, supported decision making and person-centered resources.